SWU Blog: John McGowan looks at what lies ahead for social work
‘Imposing another age of austerity after the coronavirus crisis will have a profound impact on societies most vulnerable people’ suggests John McGowan, General Secretary, Social Workers Union (SWU...
Public Health England responds to BASW England and ongoing concerns for social work and wider health and care workforce during Covid-19
BASW England highlight the ongoing concerns being raised by social workers including shortage of PPE and ask for clearer understanding of people's vulnerability to Covid-19 including why BAME...
Ethical Challenges for Social Workers During COVID-19
Invitation to participate in research by the International Federation of Social Workers and an international social work ethics research group
Vlog update from BASW CEO Ruth Allen
Week 4 of the BASW weekly video update by Ruth Allen BASW CEO during Covid-19
BASW Cymru response to £500 payment for social care
BASW Cymru welcomes the First Minister’s announcement that social care workers in Wales will receive a £500 payment in recognition of the essential work undertaken by this “under-valued and...
BASW guidance for Covid-19
These documents are live in response to the pandemic and we want to hear from members to help us shape them too - please do contact us to share your feedback or comments on the guidance.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group: seeking BASW members to join
Your voice matters and we are keen to hear from individuals who are passionate and have experience in this area.
"Eventually, the abuse got too much and I was able to escape my partner"
We asked domestic abuse survivors what they would like to see social work doing more of, as part of the launch of our domestic abuse practice guidance.
BASW England urges government to withdraw statutory instrument which ‘risks the welfare and rights of children’
The welfare and safeguarding of children is undermined by The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
BASW Statement: Care Homes, Personal Assistants and Covid-19
The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on residents and staff who live and work in care homes, resulting in a significant number of deaths of the elderly and care staff.
BASW Cymru and SWU open letter to Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services
BASW Cymru and SWU call for support for the social work workforce in Wales
Upholding Human Rights during Covid-19
Social work is a human rights profession. Social workers’ ethics and purpose is grounded in upholding human rights. This is no different during times of crisis. In fact, during complex and uncertain...
An update from BASW Cymru's National Director, Allison Hulmes
BASW Cymru's National Director gives an update on the work BASW Cymru has been doing during the Covid-19 crisis...
Vlog update from BASW CEO Ruth Allen
Ruth Allen provides a video update of the ongoing work of BASW throughout Covid-19
BASW policy brief on The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Poliy brief on The Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 which were published on Thursday 23 April and came into force on Friday 24 April.
BASW and SWU will today join the remembrance of health and social care workers who have lost their lives during COVID-19
Every year on April 28th, all around the globe the trade union movement unites to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Open letter calls for austerity policies to be rolled back as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Austerity Action Group, consisting of social workers and people with direct experience of using services, open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for decade long austerity policies to be...
Domestic Abuse and Child Welfare: A Practice Guide for Social Workers
This guide aims to support social workers in Scotland to respond effectively to domestic abuse, with a particular focus on situations where children are involved.
BASW deeply sad over loss of another social worker to COVID-19
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of social worker, Muhammad Islam, to COVID-19.